Illinois River flood

Remembering The Big Flood of 1993

This week in the First Light look at stories from around the state,  a story from Illinois Public Radio’s Daisy Contreras. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1993. The deluge affected parts of Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. State climatologist, Jim Angel was there as emergency crews worked to hold back the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. He talked with Daisy Contreras about what took place and what ‘The Great Flood of 1993’ suggests about what to expect in the future.

Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel remembers seeing the 1993 flooding along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers

Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel remembers seeing the 1993 flooding along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers

Remembering The Great Flood Of 1993

This week, in the First Light look at stories from around the state, we have this story from Illinois Public Radio’s Sean Crawford. Wednesday marked a quarter of a century since an event that wiped some communities off the map. The Great Flood of 1993 was one of the worst natural disasters in the country’s history. It also showed the best in people who came to the aid of those in need. The Pike and Scott County Farm Bureau Executive Director Blake Roderick was part of the flood relief effort.  Roderick reflected on the disaster and the things people did to help their neighbors when he sat down recently with Sean

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